Cyclone Harold, Vanuatu

On April 6, Cyclone Harold made landfall in Vanuatu as a Category 5 cyclone, bringing devastation to communities in the north.

It was the strongest cyclone to hit the islands since Cyclone Pam in 2015.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, access to the country was extremely difficult. We were able to send a response team, so we partnered with CARE Vanuatu to get much-needed aid to the most vulnerable families.

Families are received tarpaulins and rope, solar lights and kitchen sets. The tools and fixings contained in the shelter kits will be considered as community tools, which is a usual practice in Vanuatu.

CARE recently held a meeting with village chiefs in South Pentecost, who specifically asked CARE to convey their deep appreciation to ShelterBox. Many of the community members said they had almost given up hope of receiving support.

Thank you for making this possible.